2017 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 40%

  • Residential 11%
  • Commercial 9%
  • Industrial 20%

Gas 6%

  • Residential 3%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 2%

Transport 20%

  • On road 20%

Waste 1%

Agriculture 33%

Total electorate emissions
4 704 000
t CO2e

Nicholls is a federal electorate that is large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a very low urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption, due to the state’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is waste water.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential501 000
Commercial415 000
Industrial910 000
Gas Residential160 000
Commercial47 000
Industrial97 000
TransportOn road960 000
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill41 000
Water21 000
Agriculture1 552 000
Land Use-21 000

Land Use data is not used in the chart nor the displayed total municipal emissions.

Land area14 818 km2
Population167 458
Gross regional product$ 8 284 534 600
Climate zone5

About this report

This report outlines the major sources of carbon emissions for the entire municipality. Due to the approximate nature of the profile, the emission values are represented as rounded numbers. This report includes the following sources:

  • Stationary energy (grid supplied electricity/gas)
  • Transport (on-road use and domestic passenger air travel)
  • Waste (landfill and wastewater)
  • Agriculture (enteric fermentation, manure management, and synthetic fertilizer use)
  • Land Use Change (land clearance and reforestation)

It has been developed to be consistent with the Global Protocol of Carbon Emissions reporting (GPC Protocol), the main international standard for cities and local government areas.

The Snapshot provides you with a profile of your municipality’s emissions for the inventory year noted and gives a breakdown of emissions by sector. This Snapshot of your local government area’s greenhouse gas emissions profile is based on portioning state level data sets. Snapshot can be used alongside local data sets where more detail is needed.

There are a number of minor emissions sources that are included as part of a larger total or excluded. The full list of inclusions and exclusions can be found in the Methodology document.

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Note that the percentages presented might not add up to 100% because of rounding.

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